The voice cast of Pixar’s next next feature film has been announced.
The film’s director Pete Docter made the announcement at the D23 expo in Anaheim Saturday.
Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey have been tapped to star as the leads, with Daveed Diggs, Phylicia Rashad, and Questlove rounding out the star studded cast.
Soul tells the story of a middle school band teacher named Joe Gardner (Foxx) who believes his purpose in life is to play jazz and dreams of playing at legendary New York jazz club The Blue Note. But then he steps into an open sewer gate and finds himself at the You Seminar, “a celestial workshop for souls to be created and given personality traits before they move on to real humans.”
“I’m directing a film that asks the ultimate question that we’ve all thought about at one time or another: Why am I here? Where did I come from? And what am I here for?” Docter revealed to exop-goers. “But who would make a cartoon about that? Metaphysics? We’re calling it Soul.”
Soul arrives in theaters on June 19, 2020.